About The Artist
I seek to create a meditative field that brings to the viewer a sense of peace and completion. I begin by drawing a grid of half inch squares in light pencil all over the canvas or sheet of paper. I then proceed to fill in each square one at a time. In the paintings there are many many layers that need to dry in between as I work in oil paint to create the depth and variation I like, and the texture. I pay attention to each and every square, in a very ritualistic manner. The drawings are worked in similar fashion, sometimes I make up patterns along the way; all are worked in prismacolor pencil.
I like the quiet while I work, addressing each and every square. I liken this process to my daily tai chi practice. The form is set and my task is to simply pay attention and mindfully go through the slow moving dance, learn from and absorb the form, embrace the chi created, and finally, let it go, without attachment.
Gloria Matuszewski has lived in the California Bay Area since she was a young child, first in San Francisco and then primarily in Marin County. She has taught art and tai chi for several years, primarily in the Adults With Disabilities program for the Oakland Unified School District. Her artwork has been featured previously with the Art in Embassies Program in Saudi Arabia and in Myanmar, formerly Burma. She has exhibited in several national shows and throughout the state of California for over 30 years. Her work is in several collections including Kaiser Hospital, Marin General Hospital, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Ron Collins Collection, the William F. Black Collection, Stanford Medical Center and Tempe Public Library in Arizona.
Oil Paint, Drawing
Exhibitions & Press
Special Event with N.M. Hoffman and Gloria Matuszewski, featuring the book, “The Roses”, N.M. Hoffman’s translation of the Rilke Rose Poems, illustrated by Gloria Matuszewski
Location: Andra Norris Gallery
311 Lorton Ave, Burlingame, CA
Date & Time: June 17, 2023 at 2pm PST
Location: Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA
Date & Time: June 10, 2023 at 1pm PST,
Moderated by Donna Seager, Partner of the Seager/Gray Gallery
BA in Art and English, UC Berkeley
Secondary Teaching Credential SF State University
Graduate Studies/MFA program, JFK University, Arts and Consciousness